An intriguing vignette, feeling like a fantasy story to start, until the sfnal elements come in.
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A short but clever piece from Kosmatka, with mammoths returned to Earth.
Post fall-of-humanity vignette. Not a real new ground-breaker, and ‘Doc’ ain’t as mean as Walking Dead’s ‘Governor’…
A solid piece of world-building and characterisation, albeit with a minimal fantasy element.
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A late arrival on my doorstep, and it’s taken much longer to finish the review than I had hoped. Note to self : faster dude, faster!
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A collection of excellent stories.
Ted Kosmatka. The Art of Alchemy. Excellent SF/science thriller. It has a sense of place (the dying little steel towns of NW Indiana), and has an interracial relationship : it brings you up a little when the issue of race between the protagonist scientist and the attractive young science politico is raised, in that its […]
Matthew Johnson. Lagos. Neatly and wryly brings the bombardment of spam emails into the real world through the daily travails of a Nigerian woman as she tries to eke out a living. She remotely operates hi-tech equipment for a pittance, in some cases the equipment is as low-tech as a vacuum cleaner, and this involves […]